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Heavy Vehicle Operator

US-CA-San Diego
1 week ago(1/11/2018 4:03 PM)
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The Heavy Vehicle Operator (HVO) must possess “T,” “P,” and “X” endorsements on their CDL to tow vehicles and trailers, to transport passengers, and haul hazardous materials/waste, respectively to drive a motorized vehicle and possess a valid California “A” driver’s license with T, P, & X endorsements for up to 44 passenger vehicles, Tankers and HAZMAT. The MVOCS must be qualified to operate specialized equipment such as aerial work platforms and material handling equipment.


The HVO shall possess a California class “A” Commercial Driver License (CDL) to tow any single vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of more than 10,000 pounds, any trailer bus, semi-trailers, more than one vehicle, and any class “B” and “C” vehicles. The MVOCS may operate class “B” vehicles that include any single vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of more than 26,000 pounds, a three-axle vehicle weighing over 6,000 pounds gross, and any bus. May also operate class “C” vehicles that include two-axle vehicles with a GVWR of less than 26,001 pounds, any three- axle vehicles weighing less than 6,000 pounds gross.



Operations – Guidelines include a variety of Federal, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Department of Defense, Department of Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command publications, manuals, directives, standards, policies and procedures. Published guidance shall be provided by the Government as needed. Visual and sensory perception along with hand-eye coordination is required to operate equipment, detect deficiencies and make repairs; diagnose problems; and make installment of devices, equipment, parts, etc. Good familiarity of Occupational  Safety and Health Administration and NAVFAC Southwest Safety and Health Requirement manual, instructions, agency equipment regulations and directives.


Processing – The HVO shall receive assignment from the workload manager in the form of oral or written instruction (work order) to perform a variety of tasks. The HVO shall work alone or with other workers to perform simple or complex tasks while following appropriate and safe procedures.


Housekeeping – The HVO shall ensure all designated working areas are maintained in an orderly manner and continuously maintained free of trash and debris. At the end of each day, the general work areas shall be swept, supplies, materials, tools, and equipment shall be pick-up and stored, and the municipal trash containers will be emptied.


Technical Support – The HVO shall receive work assignments through oral instructions provided by the workload manager. Specific assignments of work are provided with detailed instructions on all but the repetitive tasks. Work is checked during progress and upon completion for compliance with instructions, adherence to established practices and standards, and overall acceptability of work. A journeyman-level employee normally checks daily assignments. A Government employee gives advice on unusual problems and checks to see if completed work meets the requirement.


Meetings/Conferences – The HVO shall participate in meetings with contractors, agencies, clients, and team members when required to do so.


Briefings – The HVO shall participate in briefings when required to do so.


Updates – The HVO shall provide monthly status report that summarizes the work efforts and accomplishments performed.


Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – The HVO shall comply with all PPE requirements of the Navy.


The HVO must have 10 years’ experience in the following:

  • Operate gasoline, diesel, propane or other fueled These vehicles include enclosed vans, stake trucks, dump trucks, vacuum pump trucks, special refuse handling hoist and haul trucks (high-lift and chain type). Also operated are aircraft tow tractors, wreckers, street sweepers, airfield vacuum sweepers, buses, dump trucks, trash or refuse hauling trucks, and tank trucks, as well as straight in line trucks such as truck tractors with semi or tank trailers, and forklifts up to and including 20,000 pounds.
  • Vehicles that have up to two gear ranges capable of providing nine or more forward speeds, up to eight drive wheels, hydraulic or air operated Vehicles that are also equipped with driving controls such as shift levers, brake pedals, accelerators and clutches (when vehicles are equipped with manual transmissions), and levers for supplying power to the driving wheels.
  • Couple/uncouple truck tractors and trailers, connect/disconnect air brake and electrical lines. Load and unload materials/equipment, or direct laborers in this Check material loaded or delivered against invoices/bill of lading records of various types to ensure against errors, and obtains signatures of receiving individuals where required. Keep trip records or logs, showing time of departure, sequence of stops, time of return, trip mileage, fuel and oil consumption, and similar items. Report accidents, damages or traffic violations.

All Candidates shall have/be:

a) Valid CDL and endorsements as noted above, in the state the work is being performed.
b) Strong communication skills in the English language, both written and oral.
c) U.S. citizenship or resident alien. Proof of US Citizenship or resident alien card will be required.

d) OSHA 10 - General Industry or Construction Certified before starting work.

e) U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) certification and appropriate refresher (if needed).
f) Ability to perform regular and recurring field inspections, investigations, or surveys in which there is a considerable amount of walking, stooping, bending, and climbing.
g) Ability to perform work in an office setting, with occasional visits to construction sites. Work involves moderate risks of discomforts that require adherence to safety precautions.
h) Ability to acquire a Common Access Card (CAC).




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